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November 16, 2015 4:45 pm

Blaming Israel, Jews for Paris Attacks Consistent With Official PA Policy, Says Palestinian Media Monitor

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A cartoon posted on Fatah’s official Facebook page. Photo: PMW.

Blaming Israel for the massive, coordinated terror attacks in Paris on Friday is part and parcel of Palestinian Authority ideology and policy, the director of Palestinian Media Watch told The Algemeiner on Monday.

Indeed, said Itamar Marcus — whose organization has been monitoring material emanating out of official Palestinian institutions, including the press, education system and mosques — said that PA President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party “have spent years attributing all Palestinian problems and those of the rest of the world to Israel and/or Jews. Doing so in relation to the Paris attacks is par for the course.”

He cited an example from a religious lesson taught on PATV, during which the teacher said: “If one fish in the sea fights another fish, I’m sure the Jews are behind it.”

He also pointed to two cartoons posted on Fatah’s official Facebook page on Monday to illustrate how the PA is exploiting the massacre in France for its own purposes. One portrays Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu helping an ISIS terrorist near the Eiffel Tower aim his machine gun. The other shows two matches sticking out of a matchbox labeled “Terrorism,” one with the head of an ISIS terrorist and the other an Orthodox Jew.

A cartoon posted on Fatah’s official Facebook page. Photo: PMW.

This follows an op-ed published in Sunday’s official PA daily newspaper claiming that the Mossad was behind the Paris attacks, and statements made by Abbas and other Fatah members during the weekend likening ISIS to Israel.

Marcus told The Algemeiner that in January, following the Charlie Hebdo newspaper and HyperCacher supermarket murders in Paris, a poll indicated that 84% of Palestinians thought that Israel was behind the attacks, while a mere 8% thought the terrorism was the result of radical Islam in Europe.

“If a survey is conducted among Palestinians about Friday’s attacks, I can’t wait to see what it reveals,” Marcus said dryly.

“Abbas and all top PA leaders know they are spreading lies,” Marcus asserted. “But they want their people to hate Israelis and Jews, so that when they need to perpetrate violence and terror, the population is ready and willing to comply.”

This is what we’re seeing now with the latest wave of terrorism, Marcus said. “All Abbas had to do was lie and tell his people that Israel is planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque – something that more than half the Palestinian population believes – and then sit back and let young terrorists do the dirty work.”

Hatred, concluded Marcus, “serves Abbas’ political goals.”

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  • Gorilla88

    Abbas seems to me to be the reincarnation of Adolph Hitler with his love of violence, terror and virulent hatred of Jews and Israelis. May he twist and choke on his own vehemence.

  • The so called Palestinian population have been,deceived and lied to ,manipulated and fooled by their leaders for over sixty tears , yet they stil believe , only because they want to believe .

  • Ted Weiss

    this a new form of political terrorsim and antisemitism disguised by liberalas as humanitariasm – is all racism
    but our worst jewish enema is liberalism or leftism with critizim

  • Joel Keller

    These quotes from the senile Abbas are sickening, but not unexpected. After all, he’s now serving in the 11th year of his 4 year term as “President” of the PA. Quite obviously, he is also incapable of counting beyond the number 4.

  • This disgusting blaming of Israel and Jews for the Paris attacks is proof that the PLO terrorist entity must be replaced. The Arab-Israeli conflict persists due to relentless incitement by the PLO terrorist entity. And Israel needs to liberate PLO-occupied territories, and restore Jewish life there.

  • F.a.s

    Filthy arab scum

  • Golum

    What can you say about these friggin’ animals…except: “Ikh hob dir in drerd”!!!

  • Kerry M. Berger

    It’s time for Abbas to be arrested and sent to the Hague on charges of instigating violence and anti-Jewish/Israeli sentiment to his people. Clearly he does not seek peace. That has never been the goal of the PLO. It’s time to recognize that the PA is a pathetic whining joke that seeks to promote victimization of the Palestinians without taking responsibility for establishing a responsible nation state. Why are we the US and Europeans continuing to fund their hate propaganda? We need to reconsider and re-evaluate our relationship with the Palestinians. They are never going to reclaim all the land that was the British Palestine, so it’s time for them to settle their problems with the Israelis at the negotiating table.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    It’s consistent with EU governments which, in terms of Israel, are indistinguishable from that of Hamas and the PLO.